The first table below looks at the demand for Business Analysis skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Analysis over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analysis
Rank 50 41 36
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -5
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 2090 2020 2669
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.64% 4.16% 4.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.96% 5.73% 6.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1402 1346 1789
Average daily rate £425 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £300 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £370 £374
% change year-on-year
+2.70% -1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 32 21
Average hourly rate £30.50 £37.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.56% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.10 £22.12 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.40 £135.00 £43.14
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.13 £31.25 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+9.20% +30.20%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
42143 35232 42089
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.32% 72.51% 69.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 26130 21023 24016
Average daily rate £400 £405 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £575 £595
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1183 1087 1432
Average hourly rate £28.00 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.37 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £53.20 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%

Business Analysis
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Business Analysis Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Business Analysis
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK.

Business Analysis Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Business Analysis
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Business Analysis Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Business Analysis
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK.

Business Analysis Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Business Analysis
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Business Analysis Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Business Analysis
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -8 1924 £425 - 516
London -6 1075 £450 -10.00% 260
City of London -9 305 £475 - 97
South East -13 289 £375 - 80
Scotland -8 105 £380 +8.57% 26
East of England -16 100 £419 +11.73% 28
North West -7 97 £400 +26.48% 33
South West -10 95 £385 +4.05% 37
Berkshire +15 91 £375 +4.16% 12
Yorkshire -2 83 £365 - 20
West Midlands +1 81 £400 - 30
West Yorkshire +7 71 £366 +0.34% 15
East Midlands +8 70 £425 +30.76% 17
Buckinghamshire -16 62 £365 +9.36% 2
Milton Keynes -8 55 £375 +13.63%
Edinburgh -14 49 £390 +2.63% 10
Northamptonshire 0 45 £450 +5.88% 5
Leeds -3 44 £375 - 12
Manchester -14 43 £400 +23.07% 14
Bristol -15 43 £395 +8.21% 8
Hampshire -36 41 £375 -5.83% 14
Essex -1 39 £375 +15.38% 5
Glasgow +2 37 £400 +18.51% 10
Surrey -25 31 £456 +12.30% 31
Wales -12 28 £375 -3.22% 6
Northampton +1 26 £438 +28.67% 3
Cheshire +5 25 £400 +30.71% 1
South Wales -7 25 £375 -3.22% 4
Birmingham -18 24 £425 +3.03% 9
Slough +13 22 £345 +11.29%

Business Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Business Analysis also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Business Analysis.

1 1385 (37.08%) Finance
2 827 (22.14%) Banking
3 780 (20.88%) Project Management
4 647 (17.32%) Stakeholder Management
5 404 (10.82%) SQL
6 358 (9.59%) Investment Banking
7 316 (8.46%) User Acceptance Testing
8 314 (8.41%) Microsoft
9 308 (8.25%) Agile Software Development
10 302 (8.09%) Use Case
10 302 (8.09%) Degree
11 290 (7.76%) UML
12 285 (7.63%) PRINCE2
13 272 (7.28%) MS Excel
13 272 (7.28%) Retail
14 259 (6.93%) Change Management
15 254 (6.80%) Scrum
16 249 (6.67%) CRM
17 245 (6.56%) Migration
18 241 (6.45%) ISEB
19 240 (6.43%) Data Analysis
20 209 (5.60%) MS Visio
21 203 (5.44%) Oracle
22 201 (5.38%) Business Intelligence
23 189 (5.06%) Risk Management
24 181 (4.85%) QA
25 179 (4.79%) E-Commerce
26 173 (4.63%) SAP
26 173 (4.63%) Systems Analysis
27 171 (4.58%) Front Office

Business Analysis
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Business Analysis also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Business Analysis. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 166 (4.44%) SharePoint
2 44 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
3 42 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
4 31 (0.83%) SAS
5 26 (0.70%) CMS
6 24 (0.64%) IIS
7 16 (0.43%) WebSphere
8 15 (0.40%) MS Exchange
9 14 (0.37%) Drupal
10 10 (0.27%) Oracle Coherence
10 10 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
10 10 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
10 10 (0.27%) Documentum
11 8 (0.21%) Lync
11 8 (0.21%) Alfresco
11 8 (0.21%) IBM Notes
12 7 (0.19%) Lotus Domino
13 6 (0.16%) MS Project Server
14 5 (0.13%) LiveLink
14 5 (0.13%) WorkSite
Applications
1 272 (7.28%) MS Excel
2 209 (5.60%) MS Visio
3 169 (4.52%) MS Office
4 116 (3.11%) MS PowerPoint
5 93 (2.49%) MS Project
6 23 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.19%) PowerPivot
8 6 (0.16%) InfoPath
9 5 (0.13%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.054%) SPSS
10 2 (0.054%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.027%) Windchill
11 1 (0.027%) Stata
11 1 (0.027%) Casewise Modeler
11 1 (0.027%) DOC1
11 1 (0.027%) Mingle
11 1 (0.027%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 62 (1.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.46%) SAP FI
2 17 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
3 15 (0.40%) SAP FI/CO
3 15 (0.40%) SAP CO
4 14 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
5 13 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
6 12 (0.32%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 11 (0.29%) Cognos TM1
7 11 (0.29%) Oracle Retail
8 9 (0.24%) SunGard GMI
8 9 (0.24%) Summit
9 8 (0.21%) Markit EDM
9 8 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
9 8 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 8 (0.21%) SAP HR
9 8 (0.21%) Agresso
9 8 (0.21%) SAP WM
10 7 (0.19%) SAP SD
10 7 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 29 (0.78%) SaaS
2 14 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
3 13 (0.35%) Force.com
4 11 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
6 3 (0.080%) Google Apps
6 3 (0.080%) Office 365
6 3 (0.080%) GitHub
7 1 (0.027%) Taleo
7 1 (0.027%) IaaS
7 1 (0.027%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (1.39%) Internet
2 28 (0.75%) Intranet
3 10 (0.27%) SAN
3 10 (0.27%) LAN
3 10 (0.27%) WAN
3 10 (0.27%) HTTP
4 9 (0.24%) VPN
5 6 (0.16%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.13%) DNS
6 5 (0.13%) FTP
6 5 (0.13%) Extranet
6 5 (0.13%) Unified Communications
6 5 (0.13%) Radio Access Network
7 4 (0.11%) GSM
7 4 (0.11%) LDAP
8 3 (0.080%) Firewall
8 3 (0.080%) DHCP
8 3 (0.080%) SMS
8 3 (0.080%) VoIP
8 3 (0.080%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 165 (4.42%) Data Warehouse
2 144 (3.86%) SQL Server
3 60 (1.61%) Relational Database
4 50 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 39 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 35 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
7 31 (0.83%) Oracle Database
8 28 (0.75%) RDBMS
9 27 (0.72%) MS Access
10 24 (0.64%) Data Mining
10 24 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 22 (0.59%) MySQL
12 21 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
12 21 (0.56%) QlikView
13 20 (0.54%) Big Data
13 20 (0.54%) BusinessObjects
14 17 (0.46%) OLAP
15 16 (0.43%) DB2
16 15 (0.40%) SQLPlus
16 15 (0.40%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 58 (1.55%) JIRA
2 15 (0.40%) JUnit
3 14 (0.37%) Visual Studio
4 12 (0.32%) CruiseControl
4 12 (0.32%) RequisitePro
4 12 (0.32%) Ant
5 11 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (0.24%) Maven
6 9 (0.24%) Subversion
6 9 (0.24%) Axure RP
7 7 (0.19%) Eclipse
7 7 (0.19%) ERwin
8 5 (0.13%) jMock
9 4 (0.11%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 4 (0.11%) Hudson
9 4 (0.11%) LSMW
9 4 (0.11%) StarTeam
9 4 (0.11%) Toad
10 3 (0.080%) Rational Rose
10 3 (0.080%) SpecFlow
General
1 1385 (37.08%) Finance
2 827 (22.14%) Banking
3 358 (9.59%) Investment Banking
4 272 (7.28%) Retail
5 171 (4.58%) Front Office
6 139 (3.72%) Back Office
7 120 (3.21%) Legal
8 117 (3.13%) Telecoms
9 92 (2.46%) Marketing
10 66 (1.77%) Retail Banking
11 52 (1.39%) Publishing
11 52 (1.39%) Manufacturing
12 48 (1.29%) Billing
13 44 (1.18%) Advertising
14 41 (1.10%) Law
15 40 (1.07%) German Language
16 37 (0.99%) Financial Institution
17 33 (0.88%) Games
18 30 (0.80%) French Language
19 28 (0.75%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 2800 (74.97%) Analyst
2 2575 (68.94%) Business Analyst
3 329 (8.81%) Project Manager
4 264 (7.07%) Senior Analyst
5 248 (6.64%) Senior Business Analyst
6 185 (4.95%) Developer
7 161 (4.31%) Agile Business Analyst
8 160 (4.28%) Banking Business Analyst
9 157 (4.20%) Consultant
10 136 (3.64%) Systems Analyst
11 119 (3.19%) Architect
12 111 (2.97%) Financial Business Analyst
13 109 (2.92%) IT Business Analyst
14 105 (2.81%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
15 93 (2.49%) Business Manager
16 79 (2.12%) Business Systems Analyst
17 77 (2.06%) Data Analyst
17 77 (2.06%) Financial Services Business Analyst
18 71 (1.90%) Technical Analyst
19 66 (1.77%) Insurance Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (3.69%) .NET
2 69 (1.85%) HTML
3 62 (1.66%) XML
4 52 (1.39%) Web Services
5 35 (0.94%) CSS
6 34 (0.91%) ASP.NET
7 32 (0.86%) J2EE
8 26 (0.70%) Middleware
9 24 (0.64%) Mason
10 23 (0.62%) HTML5
11 22 (0.59%) .NET Framework
12 19 (0.51%) Spring
13 14 (0.37%) WCF
14 13 (0.35%) WPF
15 12 (0.32%) SOAP
16 11 (0.29%) XSLT
16 11 (0.29%) jQuery
17 10 (0.27%) RESTful
17 10 (0.27%) MEAP
17 10 (0.27%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 168 (4.50%) Management Information System
1 168 (4.50%) Derivative
2 90 (2.41%) Fixed Income
3 82 (2.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 79 (2.12%) Credit Risk
5 65 (1.74%) Equities
6 56 (1.50%) Reference Data
7 54 (1.45%) Market Risk
8 50 (1.34%) Mobile App
9 35 (0.94%) NHS
10 34 (0.91%) Social Media
11 31 (0.83%) Equity Derivative
12 29 (0.78%) SWIFT
13 28 (0.75%) Computer Science
14 26 (0.70%) Credit Derivative
15 23 (0.62%) PMI
16 22 (0.59%) EPoS
17 20 (0.54%) iPad
18 19 (0.51%) Mathematics
18 19 (0.51%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 98 (2.62%) Windows
2 52 (1.39%) UNIX
3 33 (0.88%) Windows 7
4 29 (0.78%) Apple iOS
5 25 (0.67%) Android
6 16 (0.43%) Linux
7 10 (0.27%) Windows XP
8 4 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.11%) Solaris
9 3 (0.080%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.054%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.054%) AIX
11 1 (0.027%) VMS
11 1 (0.027%) OS/400
11 1 (0.027%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.027%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 780 (20.88%) Project Management
2 647 (17.32%) Stakeholder Management
3 316 (8.46%) User Acceptance Testing
4 308 (8.25%) Agile Software Development
5 302 (8.09%) Use Case
6 290 (7.76%) UML
7 285 (7.63%) PRINCE2
8 259 (6.93%) Change Management
9 254 (6.80%) Scrum
10 249 (6.67%) CRM
11 245 (6.56%) Migration
12 240 (6.43%) Data Analysis
13 201 (5.38%) Business Intelligence
14 189 (5.06%) Risk Management
15 179 (4.79%) E-Commerce
16 173 (4.63%) Systems Analysis
17 167 (4.47%) GAP Analysis
18 164 (4.39%) Workflow
19 162 (4.34%) Asset Management
20 159 (4.26%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 404 (10.82%) SQL
2 116 (3.11%) Java
3 90 (2.41%) C#
4 52 (1.39%) C
5 49 (1.31%) JavaScript
6 47 (1.26%) VBA
7 26 (0.70%) VB
8 24 (0.64%) T-SQL
9 22 (0.59%) VB.NET
10 20 (0.54%) PL/SQL
10 20 (0.54%) C++
11 16 (0.43%) Perl
12 15 (0.40%) Shell Script
13 13 (0.35%) PHP
14 12 (0.32%) Python
15 11 (0.29%) Scala
16 10 (0.27%) VBScript
17 8 (0.21%) Apex Code
18 7 (0.19%) ABAP
18 7 (0.19%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 302 (8.09%) Degree
2 241 (6.45%) ISEB
3 125 (3.35%) Security Cleared
4 76 (2.03%) SC Cleared
5 58 (1.55%) PMI Certification
6 40 (1.07%) PMP
7 38 (1.02%) CBAP
8 36 (0.96%) IIBA
9 33 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 28 (0.75%) ACCA
10 28 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 27 (0.72%) DV Cleared
12 22 (0.59%) CIMA
13 17 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
13 17 (0.46%) Six Sigma Green Belt
14 16 (0.43%) Six Sigma Black Belt
15 14 (0.37%) CISA
16 12 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
17 10 (0.27%) CISSP
17 10 (0.27%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 181 (4.85%) QA
2 67 (1.79%) EMIR
3 53 (1.42%) Dodd-Frank
4 39 (1.04%) Basel III
5 30 (0.80%) CRD IV
5 30 (0.80%) FINREP
6 29 (0.78%) COREP
7 28 (0.75%) ISO 9001
8 24 (0.64%) SLA
9 22 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 21 (0.56%) FATCA
11 17 (0.46%) PCI DSS
12 13 (0.35%) COBIT
12 13 (0.35%) Data Quality
13 11 (0.29%) MiFID
14 10 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 7 (0.19%) Solvency II
16 5 (0.13%) ISO 8583
16 5 (0.13%) GAAP
17 4 (0.11%) Basel II
System Software
1 28 (0.75%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.16%) XenApp
3 5 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.11%) Platform Symphony
4 4 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.080%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (0.080%) Tivoli Directory Server
5 3 (0.080%) Varnish
6 2 (0.054%) UAG
6 2 (0.054%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.027%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.027%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.027%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.027%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 19 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (0.27%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 10 (0.27%) Tivoli
2 10 (0.27%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 7 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (0.080%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (0.080%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (0.080%) Data Guard
5 2 (0.054%) Puppet
5 2 (0.054%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.054%) Control-M
6 1 (0.027%) SCCM
6 1 (0.027%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 314 (8.41%) Microsoft
2 203 (5.44%) Oracle
3 173 (4.63%) SAP
4 98 (2.62%) Salesforce.com
5 70 (1.87%) Business Objects
6 52 (1.39%) IBM
7 36 (0.96%) Cognos
8 28 (0.75%) hybris
9 26 (0.70%) Remedy
9 26 (0.70%) Citrix
10 22 (0.59%) Calypso
10 22 (0.59%) Siebel
11 20 (0.54%) HP
11 20 (0.54%) ATG
12 17 (0.46%) Sybase
13 16 (0.43%) Bloomberg
13 16 (0.43%) Murex
14 15 (0.40%) Open Text
15 14 (0.37%) Tableau
15 14 (0.37%) Reuters
City, London
LA International
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £500 - £550 per hour
Posted: 3 hours ago
West Midlands
Sanderson
Rate: £320 - £380 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Roc Search
Posted: 4 hours ago
Northamptonshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £0.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
A&O IT Group Ltd
Rate: From £200 to £230 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leicestershire
Roc Search
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
GFT
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Belfast, County Antrim
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £380.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Northamptonshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £380.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lucas Kennedy
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lucas Kennedy
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday